Broaden your knowledge in one of the following fields of Ngā Toi: Whakairo, Ngā mahi ā te Whare Pora, Toi Ataata, Mau Rākau, or Māori Performing Arts.

Programme Overview

This programme aims to create the environment of Te Whare Toi: a sharing, thriving, mana-enhancing,  highly interactive learning place for the research and application of Ngā Toi (Māori art) practices, underpinned by te reo, tikanga and mātauranga toi.

Programme Outline

The courses within the programme include:

  • Te Tiriti o Waitangi
  • Tikanga and marae protocols
  • Te Whare Toi
  • Te reo Māori for art and design
  • Kaupapa
  • Art form history and traditions
  • Ngā Toi practice
  • Academic writing skills 
  • Research methods
  • Health and safety
  • Assements include oral presentations, written assignments, tests (te reo-a-toi), reflective reviews, portfolio (including proposals, plans and workbooks) and practical projects.

Graduates will be able to:

  • apply technical, theoretical and operational skills and knowledge in area of specialty to inform art form development
  • analyse standard and non-standard processes of artistic evolution and variation, and apply art form practice in area of specialty
  • apply a range of technical skills and knowledge to create solutions for a range of familiar and unfamiliar Ngā Toi problems in area of specialty
  • create and complete a body of work within area of specialty
  • assist in the management and/or support the leadership of a Ngā Toi project in area of specialty

Entry Requirements

Domestic students

NCEA level 2 or equivalent skills and/or knowledge AND evidence of ability based on a portfolio and interview. The portfolio is to include examples of visual material (art, design, craft).

International students

Proven equivalence to domestic entry requirements and IELTS 5.5 (no band below 5.0).

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